If you've ever read The Giver by Lois Lowry, then you're quite familiar with the concept of a world without color. If not, well, then I just spoiled the book for you and shame on me. Still, it's an interesting scenario. As much as I love loud, colorful scenery with light splashing here and there, sometimes it can be a bit distracting. But what do you get when you subtract color? You get a scene shaded by hundreds of values of grey. Grey in the whites, grey in the darkest shadows; it's all there; and you realize, when all the noise is gone, it allows for all of the wonderful textures of life to become readily apparent. There's subtlety. There's contrast. You see the true shape of things and it's marvelous.
The following are some of my favorite shots taken from a day of shooting film with friends along Seattle's dazzling waterfront at golden hour ... but you'll have to use your imagination to see the gold beyond the soft grey light.